We so often look to space with curiosity that it’s easy to forget there’s an entire universe of life, both great and small, within our planet’s oceans. Pics of the Week attempts to explore the meaning of Jacques Cousteau’s quote, "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Small in size, big on beauty
Belize is an anomaly. Peaceful, democratic, English-speaking, it seems in many ways not to belong in Central America at all. And indeed, to an extent, it is more a Caribbean nation than a Latin one, looking out from the coast rather than inland for its trade and alliances. On the other hand, it has plenty of distinctively Central American features as well. Above all, it offers a blend of cultures and races that includes Maya, Mestizo, African, European, and Asian. On a Belize adventure, you'll discover remarkable marine life, profuse jungle vegetation, ancient Mayan ruins, and above all, friendly and easy-going people.